Great Narrabri movie deal offer for Flickerfest visitors
VISITORS to this year’s Flickerfest at Narrabri will be offered a free Adult Movie Pass valued at $15.50 at the door if attending both sessions – Aussie Shorts and International Shorts – at the Crossing Theatre next month.
Friends of the Crossing Theatre brings Australia’s premier travelling short film festival to Narrabri on Saturday, February 4 with the best-of-the-best Australian Shorts programme and, for the first time, film buffs will be able to view the best-of-the-best International Shorts programme on the same night.
Both programmes will screen at different sessions – Aussie Shorts at 4.30pm (for a 5pm start) and International Shorts at 7.30pm (for a 7.45pm start).
Canapes will be served and a bar will operate during the 45-minute interval, starting at 7pm.
Moree cultural and entertainment guru Cam Fearnley says Flickerfest is an ideal way to spend a lazy Saturday afternoon.
“It’s a real treat to have this in our area and the Friends of the Crossing Theatre has generously offered a free Adult Movie Pass to people who will be attending both sessions<” Mr Fearnley said.
“As the tickets are purchased online it is very difficult to set up a discount structure, so the free Adult Movie Pass at the door is a simpler option.
‘It will be to attend any scheduled session at the Crossing Theatre in the next six months, and you need to present your Aussie and International session tickets to the box office at the event to receive it,” he said.
Flickerfest, now in its 26th year, first screened as a small local festival in 1991 at Balmain High School.
During the ensuing years it has become Australia’s leading Academy accredited & BAFTA-recognised competitive Australian and International Short Film Festival, drawing thousands of entries from around the world.
This year’s Aussie Shorts includes Welcome to Country, My Best Friend is Stuck on the Ceiling, I’m Raymond, Messiah, Face, Trespass, The Eleven O’Clock and Fish With Legs.
On the international front, filmgoers will be treated to OS Love, Battalion to my Beat, Mars IV, Nocturne in Black, Une Tete Disparait (The Head Vanishes), Cul-de-sac, Va Banque (Risky Game) and Timecode.
“Flickerfest is considered in international circles as the leading Australian competitive short film festival and increasingly filmmakers view it as one of the main festivals on the world circuit. To maintain this high standard each year the festival director visits festivals around the world seeking new films most of which have not been seen in Australia,” Flickerfest’s website says.
Full ticket-price for the Narrabri screening of Flickerfest is $25/Adult or $20/Concession per session (with a reward of free Adult Movie Pass with a value of $15.50 for patrons that purchase tickets to both sessions).
Information about purchasing tickets can be found online at www.crossingtheatre.com.au.
Words: Bill Poulos
MEANWHILE, the 26th annual Flickerfest International and Australian Awards were announced on Sunday, January 15 at a star-studded ceremony at the Bondi Pavilion, Bondi Beach.
Attended by celebrated guests from the Australian and the International film industry, the Closing Night ceremony honoured the esteemed entrants in this year’s competition.
Flickerfest’s Academy-accredited Awards, including Flickerfest Award for Best International Short Film, Yoram Gross Award for Best International Animation, Virgin Australia Award for Best Australian Short Film and Flickerfest Award for Best Documentary Short Film Awards continue to cement Flickerfest’s global position as a leading International short film festival competition.
Following the ceremony a selection of award-winning films were screened before the closing night party took place.
We are thrilled that the 2017 festival has been such a success with record crowds and great enthusiasm expressed for the programmes screened, said Flickerfest’s festival director Bronwyn Kidd.
“It’s great to see short film so warmly embraced by audiences across our ten-day event. I would like to congratulate all of the films selected for Flickerfest in competition this year and all of the award winners.”
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION AWARD WINNERS
Flickerfest Award for Best International Short Film (Academy® Accredited)
UNGAR (CUBS) (Iceland)
Writer/Director: Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir
Producer: Eva Sigurdardottir and Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir
Special Jury Prize – Best International Short Film:
LA CONVENTION DE GENÈVE (THE GENEVA CONVENTION) (France)
Writer/Director: Benoît Martin
Producer: Stéphane Demoustier, Guillaume Dreyfus, Manon Eyriey
Yoram Gross Award for Best International Short Animation (Academy® Accredited)
- MADILA (UK)
Writer/Director/Producer: Rory Waudby-Tolley
SAE Creative Media Institute Award for Best Use of Digital Technology in a Short Film
EINE VILLA MIT PINIEN (THE PINE TREE VILLA) (Germany)
Writer/Director: Jan Koester
Producer: Christine Haupt
INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION AWARD WINNER
Flickerfest Award for Best Short Documentary Film (Academy® Accredited)
WIĘZI (CLOSE TIES) (Poland)
Director: Zofia Kowalewska
Producer: Studio Munka, Katarzyna Zariczny, Produkcja Filmowa
Special Mention for Documentary
THE MUTE’S HOUSE (Israel)
Writer/Director: Tamar Kay
Producer: Tamar Kay, Ariel Richter
INTERNATIONAL GREENFLICKS COMPETITION AWARD WINNERS
Flickerfest GreenFlicks Award for Best Environmental Short Film
GOD’S ACRE (Canada)
Writer: Kelton Stepanowich, Derek Vermillion
Director: Kelton Stepanowich
Producer: Eric Janvier, Mike Mankowski, Kelton Stepanowich
Good Environmental Choice Australia Special Jury Prize
RANGERS OF THE REEF (United States)
Writer: Nicholas Ellis
Director: Brady Valashinas
Special Mention for GreenFlicks
Writer: Felicity Pickering
Director: Joshua Dang
Producer: Joshua Dang, Felicity Pickering, Barbara Ings
WINDOWS ON EUROPE AWARDS
Windows on Europe Award for Best EU Short Film
IL SILENZIO (THE SILENCE) (Italy, France)
Writer/ Director: Ali Asgari, Farnoosh Samadi
Producer: Giovanni Antonelli, Olivier Chantriaux
Special Mention for Windows on Europe
Writer: Juanjo Giménez, Pere Altimira
Director: Juanjo Giménez
Producer: : Juanjo Giménez, Daniel Villanueva, Arturo Méndiz
AUSTRALIAN COMPETITION AWARD WINNERS:
Virgin Australia Award for Best Australian Short Film, (Academy® Accredited)
Writer: Carl J Sorheim
Director/Producer: Christopher Sferrazza
Canon Award for Best Direction in an Australian Short Film
Writer/Director: Lucy Gaffy
Producer: Kiki Dillon
Yoram Gross Award for Best Australian Short Animation
FISH WITH LEGS
Writer: Nikos Andronicos
Director: Dave Carter
Producers: Nikos Andronicos, Tania Frampton
Miller Australia Award for Best Cinematography in an Australian Short Film
IN A CANE FIELD
Cinematographer: Adric Watson
Writer/Director: Emily Avila
Producer: Emily Avila and Carolie Tapper
Avid Award for Best Editing in An Australian Short Film
Editor: Chris Ward
Writer/Director: Frank Magree
Producer: Frank Magree, Paul Henri
NATIONAL FLICKERUP COMPETITION AWARD WINNER
SAE Institute FlickerUp Award for Best High School Production
Writer/Director/ Producer: Austin Rosier, Maddison Green, Alyssa Byrnes, Jake Roberts
Yoram Gross FlickerUp Award for Best High School Animation
THE DAY THEY MET CLIVE
Writer/Director/Producer: Alako Myles
AVID FlickerUp Award for Best Editing in a High School Film
TATTOO: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A TEMPORARY TATTOO ARTIST
Writer/Director/Producer: Daniel Nieborski
Parker’s Award for Best Primary School Production
Writer: Kinae Edwards, Chloe French, Amity Hutton, Lily Lacey
Director: Kinae Edwards
Producer: Table Cape Primary School
Media Release: January 15, 2017